The BISITE Research Group is coordinating the CyberCamp edition to be held over the next three years. The National Institute of Cybersecurity of Spain (INCIBE), and the University of Salamanca (USAL), have presented the CyberCamp-USAL program this morning, a benchmark cybersecurity training event for citizens and organizations, which is expected to attract 2,000 participants by 2025.

The event, which was held this morning at the University of Salamanca, was attended by the Vice-Rector for Research and Transfer of the University of Salamanca, José Miguel Mateos Roco, accompanied by the head of knowledge and awareness of companies and professionals of INCIBE, María Eugenia López Hernández, and the Director of the BISITE Research Group, and President of AIR Institute, Juan Manuel Corchado.

Corchado presented the training offer that will be developed over the next few years in the CyberCamp-USAL program, highlighting the strong involvement of cybersecurity professionals from the Salamanca business network, as well as young talents from BISITE. Their experiences will greatly enrich the program of CyberCamp-USAL, an initiative with which we hope to reach the entire population, from the youngest to the oldest.

CyberCamp-USAL Activities

CyberCamp-USAL will consist of a series of activities organized through the collaboration between INCIBE and the University of Salamanca, coordinated by the BISITE Research Group. The first of these training actions will be a live presentation raising awareness on the safe use of the Internet. It lasts 30 hours and will be available until May 31 on the e4you online platform. The course will have a dynamic theoretical basis complemented by practical exercises in which participants will learn to detect dangerous situations and categorize threats.

This first training course is open to the general public, however, over the next few years there will also be talks for employees, competitions for young talents, activities in educational centers from kindergarten to vocational training and university, fairs on all campuses and campaigns for training mothers and fathers. All of them will be available on the website as they are formalized and will be announced periodically through social networks and the dissemination channels of the organizing entities.

About CyberCamp

CyberCamp is a benchmark event for the development of cybersecurity and digital trust of citizens and entities created by INCIBE. Since 2014, it has established itself as a free initiative for all audiences that has promoted the culture of cybersecurity through different meetings. In this new stage, CyberCamp maintains its participatory essence and is committed to promoting the development of talent, knowledge and skills of people and organizations in the field of cybersecurity, as well as raising awareness of the importance of making a safe and responsible use of ICT and the Internet.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.